Arts Conservatory


The Hapeville Arts Conservatory is a project of Hapeville First United Methodist Church to grow the arts and artists in the cities of Hapeville, East Point, College Park, and Atlanta.
To achieve this, we partner with local arts professionals and provide them space and support they need to practice their art. We work with local schools to provide low-cost after-school programs, with home school providers to offer extra circular art engagement and with adults to play an active role in the arts. Our goal is to produce plays, recitals, concerts, and entertainment with the students and adults who participate in our programs.

Join the Hapevie Arts Conservatory in the production if the Jungle Book.   
River Arts Productions is collaborating with The Hapeville Arts Conservatory at the Hapeville First United Methodist Church to create this unique and vital contribution to the children of our community.

Production Details:
We will rehearse The Jungle Book primarily on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm-8: 00 pm with one additional night during the week, possibly Monday or Tuesday. It will be mandatory to attend more rehearsals if you are cast in a principle role. Also, the play will require some cast members to sing and dance.
Rehearsals begin August 20th at 6:30 pm

The performances will take place on Friday, October 18, 7 pm, Saturday, October 19, 7 pm, and Sunday, October 20 2:30 pm
Dress Rehearsals- October 14, 15, 16, 17, 6:30-9:00pm

Communicate With Us:
All our communications in the future will be online in the Facebook Group. So, check out Our Facebook Group daily for new developments, schedule changes, volunteer opportunities, etc. Jungle Book - RiverArts/HFUMC

Production Fee - $150. Paid in two installments. The first payment of $75 is required on or before the first rehearsal on Tuesday, August 20th. And the second payment of $75 on or before September 18th.  Payments can be made by check, or you can go online to our website at

The Production Fee covers the following: each participant will receive a costume, rented or made at no additional cost and a copy of the play. Also, staffing fees, make-up, paint, posters, and many other items associated with production will be covered.  See You at the Rehearsal!

Theatre Arts
After School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30
Co-Sponsored by River Arts Productions, with Director -Jeff Ballaro and Hapeville First United Methodist Church,

This is a semester-long workshop covering the basics in Theatre Arts. The goal is to culminate in a skit or full play with a Jungle Book theme. Concepts covered:

. Stage Presence
. Stage Directions
. Acting Methods
. Diction and enunciation
. Lighting
. Props
. Staging
. Sets
. Choreography
. Voice/Singing
. Makeup

Musical Arts
The After-School Music Club occurs on Fridays from 3:30-5:30 under the direction of Nathan Trivers and sponsored by Hapeville First United Methodist Church.

This semester-long workshop covers the basics in Music culminating with a musical display of what you have learned at the end of the semester. Instruction topics include:

. Basic Music Composition
. Rhythm
. Scales
. Bass Clef Notes
. Treble Clef Notes
. Introduction to Piano
. Introduction to Guitar
. Voice Training
. Ensemble Development
. Music Appreciation

ESL & Tutoring
This program is designed to assist with Reading and ESL. Students also have an opportunity to work on their homework during independent study time.

The After-School Tutoring Club occurs from 3:30-5:30, Tuesday for 6th grade, Thursday for 7th grade. Sponsored by Hapeville First United Methodist Church and Masani Consulting

This is a semester-long workshop provides help in the areas of:
. ESL Assistance – English as a Second Language
. Reading Assistance
. Time to Complete Homework before going home
Registration for After-school program, Hapeville First United Methodist Church
Student Name
Student age
Student areas of interest
Any prior experiences
Parent Name
Parent contact Phone/email
Payment Option check/online
Permission: I ______________ give my permission as parent/legal guardian for ______________ to participate in the afterschool program at Hapeville First United Methodist Church. I understand the payment is due before the start of each month at a rate of $20.00 per week. I also understand it is my responsibility to pick up my child at 5:30 pm


  1. John Christian
    John Christian
    Creative Director
  2. Jeff Ballaro
    Jeff Ballaro
  3. Nathan Trivers
    Nathan Trivers
    Music Arts Instructor